Patriot's Point


Fiction - Historical - Event/Era
294 Pages
Reviewed on 05/06/2015
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Reviewed by Kathryn Bennett for Readers' Favorite

In Patriot's Point by Douglas Boren, the year is 1790 and it is the battle of Waxhaw, NC, where the British have slaughtered a regiment of Virginia soldiers who were surrendering. After the killing, the normal citizens - men and women alike - of the area come together and rename the place where they meet Patriot's Point. These ordinary people make themselves into a force that can fight and work to push back against the British. While waiting for the continental army to assist, 200 men and women stand against 5000 trained soldiers.

This book is an interesting one and takes place in one of my favorite time periods. You can tell that Douglas Boren has put a lot of research into making sure the detailing of his story is correct, and he doesn't shy away from the horrors of war. There were some points that blended a little wrongly together, some of the love scenes and how they fitted into the story of war was not quite right. However, that aside, this book flowed well and told a remarkable story. The revolution is a war that does not get as much attention as it should, so seeing these heroic men and women getting to shine is a great nod to the bygone era. This story is a well written blend of real life of the time, and shines a light on the unbearable odds that were faced by these patriots. If you are a reader who enjoys war, romance and, of course, the revolution, I would highly recommend reading this book. I look forward to seeing more from this author in the future.